The chair I reupholstered was the centerpiece of the living room. It was the chair-of-honor for the mom-to-be and was surrounded by presents! On the coffee table next to the chair we placed a tablecloth and a hand-made centerpiece, made by yours truly (insert lost photo). Behind the chair on the mantel I hung a home-made banner that said "Baby Woodland". The banner was made with the help of my friend and her Cricuit machine. Sitting on the mantel were photos of the parents-to-be together and photos of each of them as babies. Scattered between the photos were little buttons.
In the dining room we had 3 tables set up. One was for the cake, the favors, and the wishing tree. The cake was made by Canon's - a local bakery. The favors were hand soaps in the shape of buttons purchased from (I believe) http://www.abcfavors.com/. The wishing tree was something I saw on the internet and wanted to replicate. I used an old vase, some ribbon, and sticks from the yard to create the actual tree. I used cardstock paper in 2 shades of green for the leafy shapes. With a hole-punch and some thin yarn I made hanging loops for the leaves. The sign was made using Microsoft Word. Above this table was a clothesline of baby clothes with tissue paper flowers on each end.
|cell phone photo :-(|
the nursery is done in a gender neutral frog theme
|I had a great photo of the tree with more leaves on it, but it's gone :-(|
The other 2 tables were set up for food. I had a home-made floral centerpiece on each table, along with a very cute (if I do say so myself) silverware tray.
In the kitchen, my mother-in-law had a scrapbook table set up. Each guest was to make a scrapbook page that the mom-to-be is to add photos to once the baby is born. The book turned out super cute - there are pages for baby's first Halloween, first steps, etc. It's extra special because even the non-crafty guests created a page.
We had a very nice turn out, the food was delicious, the company was delightful, and the baby presents were abundant!
(if anyone who attended has photos, please send them to me!)